Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
Dr. K. D. Navin A cheerful wt nttd to improve our health program But it cannot be without additional money-----I know of 500 children in thU county in need of psychiatric help-----Resignation it iin't worth the trouble Navin Resigns Health Post In Budget Dispute By ERNEST THOMPSON Dr. K. D. Navin, director of the City-County Health Department, resigned Thursday after his annual tussle with the County Excise Board. This time, the verbal battle was over Navin's request for an increase of some in. the department's an- nual budget. He asked the Excise Board to grant the sum by increasing county taxes by 1.7 mills. Recently, coun- ty voters approved a plan to assess an extra two mills for the health department, subject to approval by the Ex- cise Board. The session wound up with the Board granting a one- mill levy increase, instead of the requested 1.7. After an hour's discussion and debate, Navin told the he THE ADA EVENING NEWS 59TH YEAR NO. 99 ADA; OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JULY e, 1962 8 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Heck! Uncle Sam Decides Cash Is His JERSEY CITY, N.J. federal government headed a growing list of claimants today to a million fortune found in the trunk of a dusty, old automobile. Bookmaker Joseph (Newsboy) Moriarty, 52, refused to discuss ownership of the treasure with an FBI agent Thursday, and authori- ties said his girl friend, Anna Petrick, followed suit. Questioned at State Prison In Trenton, Moriarty would give only his name and said he plans to re- tain a lawyer, the agent said. Local authorities who questioned Miss Petrick said she admitted owning the car in which the money was found but for the most part would not elaborate. Miss Petrick, who gave her age as "over was quoted as having said she had known Mori- arty 'practically all his life." While Moriarty and Miss Pet- rick would neither deny or con- firm ownership of the money, others had their eye on it. U.S. Atty. David M. Satz Jr. laid the federal government, "act- ing on the basis of strong indica- tions" that the money had been accumulated by Moriarty, was taking steps to claim the entire amount. Satz said the government could confiscate grounds. the money on three He said the government already has six liens, totaling on file against Moriarty; that con- cealed moneys are legally for- feited to the government, and that county commission would resign his post. Two old antagonists faced a. other at the hearing, conducted in the office of the county com- missioners. William Faulkner Is Dead OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Nobel-prize winning author William Faulkner, who made the fictional Missis- sippi county of Yoknapa- tawpha known throughout the world, died today. AEG Explodes Monstrous H-Bomb In Nevada Desert W. M. "Bill" Emanuel, chair- man of the Excise Board and a tough man with the county's dol- lar, let it be known he was op- posed to an increase just as the discussion got underway. "If every department in the county raised its budget by 30 per cent, where in the world would the money come Emanuel asked. Navin countered: "We are try- ing to develop the best county health department possible. To do that, we propose to develop a mental health program. We also need an expanded dental program and an adequate counselling sys- tem." Emanuel then recited the health department's budget. It was ap- proximately in 1961-62, in- cluding some from the The 64-year-old author died of a heart attack at a He re- turned here some weeks ago from the University of Virginia where he had spent much of his recent years as a lecturer in American literature. Relatives said Faulkner died about 2 a.m. today, shortly after being admitted to a hospital. The gentle, small statuted Faulkner won the Nobel literary prize in 1950. Wife Is With Him His wife, Estelle, and his Dorothy Oldham, were with him when he died. Faulkner's daughter, Mrs.. Paul D. Summers Jr. of Charlottesville, Va., was flying here for the funer- al scheduled Saturday. Faulkner's mother died last year. The superlative storyteller al- ways considered himself a profes- county and city with the state sional farmer rather than a writ' and federal governments paying the rest. Navin's request would have raised the budget to From there, the verbal ex- change went something like this: Emanuel: "How much is there in your budget for mental .Navin: "Roughly, to Emanuel: "Can you name me one single instance where the people of this county need mental Navin: "We know from 150 to 300 school children in this county who are mentally retarded. These people need to be identified so :he schools may fit the education :o the child's needs and ability. Some 500 others are in need of psychiatric help. The schools are money obtained from illegal ac- giving up on because tivities is subject to seizure by the have adequate facilities to government. Gov. Richard J. Hughes said New Jersey might put in a claim, but he declined to speculate on what its legal basis might be. He said it is obvious the money had an illegal source. The two carpenters who stum- bled across the cache also were reported to have filed claims and Frank Munzy, 64, owner of the garage in which the automobile and money were found Tuesday was considering a similar claim. cope with their mental problems." Emanuel: "Can you get the county superintendent to verify those Navin: "Yes sir." Emanuel: "Well, that's what we will require you to do." The board chairman then switched to a different subject: Emanuel: "Can you cite me one instance in Ada where anybody has been charged with violating (Continued on Page Two) Legal Tangles Delay Spy s Return To U.S. er. He operated a 366-acre farm near this university town. Fictional County He wrote a series of intercon- nected novels and short stories dealing with the life, people and history of the fictional Yoknapa- tawpha County, His latest novel, "The waj published only a short time ago and appears to be headed for the best-seller lists. "The is the current Book of the Month Club selection for July. Reviewers Like It Most reviewers gave it favor- able attention, but did not consider it a major work. Unlike most Faulkner books, which probe into human corrup- tion, "The Reivers" has a steady stream of rustic humor and com- edy. But it still has as its setting Yoknapatawpha County, Miss., which has been the center for nearly all Faulkner works. The shy Faulkner seldom gave interviews to newsmen, but he used to buy space in the weekly newspaper at Oxford to express his views on current local issues of the day to his neighbors. Would Be Woman Once he told a newsman in New Orleans: "If I had my life to live HEADON CRASH KILLS SEVEN Police and ambulance men work to remove boditi from tangled wreckage after demolishing headon crash near Eveleth, Minn. All five occu- pants of the compact (background) were killed. Two of four occupants of the other car, left, were .killed. One survivor was in critical condition with i skull fracture. The other escaped with broken ankle. (AP ______ 2 Sooners Admit To Taking Estes Money LONDON offi- cials said today Dr. Robert A Soblen is fit to his lawyers claimed to have blockec the fugitive spy's removal to America until at least July 16. A British legal firm represent- ing the 62-year-old psychiatrist said this is the effect of a court summons served this morning on Home Secretary R, A. Butler. Officials of the Home Office previously disclaimed responsibil- ity for Soblen's presence in this country. "The legal position is enormous- ly said a Home Of- fice spokesman, who declined to speculate what moves the Home Office might make. In Washington, Justice and The argument you win with your wife isn't over Gen. Fea, Corp.) State Department officials went into conference on the affair. A Justice Department spokes- man said details were being worked out on steps to oppose Soblen's court move. Soblen tried to knife himself to death rather than return to the United States to serve a life term in prison. He has been in a Lon- don hospital since Sunday. The delaying move came in a post-midnight visit by two of Sob- len's attorneys to the home of over again? Why, youngster, I reckon I'd be a woman or a tramp. They don't have to work so hard." To the world he was William Faulkner. To his wife, Estelle, he was childhood sweet- heart she married when only a I few Mississippians knew his name. published in 1931, was his most most shocking novel. Faulkner said he WASHINGTON for- mer Mclntosh, Okla., County Ag- riculture Department employes admitted today taking money from Billie Sol Estes'to help shift cotton allotments from Oklahoma to Tex- as. Grim-faced, speaking in hushed tones, Louis N. Dumas and Arthur Daniel Stone verified previous :estimony that they had been paid by an agent of Estes. Both men have resigned, effec- tive Monday, said' ther attorney, George Norris Jr. The two, cm- ployed in the Eufala, Okla., office of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, wereipermissible to give to the public." hired by their county "Did you get your' share of the but were on the federal payroll. A hush hung over the Senate caucus room as Sen. John L. Mc- Clellan, D-Ark., asked Dumas if McClellan asked Stone. "Yes said Stone. They appeared after Alphonse Calabrese, a subcommittee staff testimony by a former Estes testified they had denied re- agent, Parnell E. Biggerstaff, was correct. "That's right, replied Du- nas. "What did you do with the mon- asked McClellan. "I gave half of it to Mr. said Dumas. "We gave him (Biggerstaff) the information that we thought was Gary Won't Campaign For Either Candidate MADILL Demo- cratic Gov. Raymond Gary de- clared Thursday he wouldn't help either party's nominee for gover- nor in the fall campaign. Gary said he couldn't suppori Republican Henry Bellmon be- cause "I'd feel like. I was betray- ing the party that was good to le." And he said Democrat W.P. Bill Atkinson's program is one he couldn't possibly support. Gary's remarks were made aft- votes in a bitterly contested run- off May 22 for the Democratic nomination after Gary had led a field of 12 in the May 1 primary. Gary said he .was told by At- kinson that "he'd like to have my help to win this election." Gary said he did not want to bolt the Democratic party but told Atkinson: "I can't campaign for you, though. "Things were said during the (primary) campaign that were not er Atkinson asked for the formei i so. 3ut the main reason is be- governor's support. Gary said At- kinson called him from Midwest City and then flew to this southern Oklahoma community for a 30- deliberately set about producing a minute conference Thursday with pure horror story with the aim of Gary. making money in writing it. Atkinson defeated Gary by 953 cause of your program. "You are advocating a sales tax that would be detrimental to the state. You are advocating a reap- portionment plan that would be detrimental for the rural com- munities. ceiving the payments but "We have information that they did re- ceive it." The subcommittee turned to a- new phase of its investigation of Delay Hits U.S. Aerial Bomb Try HONOLULU (AP) United States today delay- ed for 24 hours its third at- tempt to explode a high alti- tude nuclear device above Johnston Island. The postponement fol- lowed two holds totaling 90 minutes. Unofficial sources hinted that technical difficulties caused the one-day post- ponement. The blast was to have been the biggest and highest in the current Pacific test series. Two. previous attempts at a high-altitude explosion fizzled when missile troubles developed. A shot failed on June 4 when the missile's tracking system went awry. Fifteen days later the Thor collapsed in flight directly above Johnston, peppering the island with debris which slightly injured two men. Tourists and residents in Ha- waii, 750 miles -away, headed home disappointed. They had jammed beaches and hills under partly cloudy skies, hoping to catch a glimpse of what wonld have been a gigantic flash across the Pacific. The blast, which was expected to pack more power than one million tons of TNT. would have been the 25th in the test series which began last April 24. The other nuclear devices were mostly i dropped from airplanes in the the Texas financier today after area, hearing three days' of testimony from Secretary of Agriculture Or- ville L. Freeman. That ended Thursday with Freeman and Sen. Karl E. Mundt, R-S.D., each ac- cusing the other of playing politics in the inquiry. Through arrangements with cot- ton farmers whose lands had been taken for government projects, Estes acquired more than acres of cotton allotments. The Agriculture Department has since declared the transfers illegal. Biggerstaff told the subcommit- tee that Dumas had expected an acre for each acre of cotton allotments in the county trans- ferred to Estes, and that Stone knew this. Calabrese testified that Estes acquired cotton growing allot- ments for 328.1 acres in Mclntosh County, and that the amount re- flected in the Estes books 'worked out to at a rate of an The Freeman-Mundt word battle ranged over many things. Mundt blamed Freeman for a resolution be said had been proposed to the South Dakota Democratic State Convention urging Freeman, Atty. (Continued on Two) Blast Marks First Time That This Type Weapon Has Been Set Off In U. S. CAMP MERCURY, Nev. (AP) The Atomic Energy Commission today exploded a Hydrogen Bomb device un- derground in the desert here. It was the most powerful explosion ever set off in the United States and was the first announced use of an H-Bomb type device on the continent. It was expected to kick up a towering column of dirt and dust, leaving a crater a third of a mile wide and 300 feet deep, but as the test site was closed to unofficial ob- servers there was no immediate word on how it appeared. The 100-kiloton device packed the wallop of tons of TNT. The previous most powerful shot here was 74.3 kilo- tons fired from a balloon in 1957. Today's shot was fired 650 feet under the surface of nearby Yucca Flat at the Water Woes Come Back To Francis Francis is having water trouble again. About two months ago some residents found themselves without water, due to a drop in pressure caused mainly by watering of lawns and gardens. The town council at that time voted restrictions on water use, limiting it to drinking and household gurposes. The council announced that violators would have 'their water cut off, with a fee for restoring service. It appeared that the problem was solved. However, it has been reported that a number of Francis homes are again waterless. Residents lucky enough to have water are urged to re- member their less fortunate neighbors and limit their use of the stuff as much as possible. Kennedy Considers Pleas For Tax Slices WASHINGTON Kennedy says he is giving very Justice Sir Alan Abraham I serious consideration to urgings Mocatta, The justice granted them per- mission to apply for a writ of nabeas corpus and set the hear- ing for 10-days from now. If ob- :ained, such a writ would require that Soblen be brought into court for an inquiry into the lawfulness of his detention. The Home Office has insisted all along that Soblen is .merely in transit through Britain, not in custody. The Home Office position s that he must be taken out.of the country by El Al, the Israeli (Continued on Two) from business and labor for an immediate income tax cut. And he feels Congress should think hard about it too. But, he told his news conference Thursday, the decision whether taxes should be reduced now or next year will depend on the economy's health as reflected by basic economies. Kennedy said he and his ad- visers will be watching these in- dicators closely "in the next months." "If we feel that the situation in the -economy warrants a tax cut then, of course, we would recommend he said. For the present, said Kennedy, he will keep to his plan for tax reductions and other revisions next year. He emphasized, however, that he and Congress should pay heed to recommendations from such diverse quarters as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO for an early tax reduc- ion. "But the basic question will be to try to make 'an analysis as to the health -of the economy over the next he added, "and whether '63 is the appropriate time or now." In the meantime, he said, the administration will press for con- gressional action on present eco- nomic legislation, including the bill to give tax credit for plant and machine modernization and the antidepression measures to give him standby authority to cut taxes and launch a public works program. The President reiterated his Would this lead to some kind of political union between the United States and Europe? It. depends on how you define political, Kennedy said. North At- lantic allies already have political commitments to each other, he said, and these may take on "a more intimate form." Fourth of July call for a declara-] Inevitably, homegrown politics tion of interdependence with ajand Democratic administration's united Europe be- comes one great'organization, to advance all mankind. "We would 'not 'want this to be a rich man's .dub while the rest of the world gets Ken- nedy said. "We want the benefits of this kind of union to be shared." relations with business came up in the half-hour conference. Ken- nedy said "an awful lot of busi- nessmen" have supported the Democratic party, even though ha agreed his party "is not the party of business." Asked what he thought of former President Dwight.D. Eisenhower's descrip- tion of Republicans as the party of business, Kennedy replied with amusement: "Well, I think, as I said, I dis- like disagreeing with President Eisenhower, and so I won't in this case." On other matters, Kennedy of- fered these comments: opened the con- ference with strong appeals to Congress to pass his foreign aid and medical care measures. As- sistance programs "are vital to our he said. On medi- cal care for the view of the fact that doctors' fees'are not included in his proposal and (Continued on Page Two) Nevada nuclear test site 65 miles north of Las Vegas. Its purpose was to explore the possibilites of nuclear energy for large-scale earth moving for peaceful purposes such as dams and canals. All previous tests here have been for weapons develop- ment. The explosion, dubbed Project Sedan, marked the first time the Atomic Energy Commission has disclosed the nuclear composition of a shot here. Previous tests have been pre- sumed be of the conventional fission type material, which uses uranium as the source material. H-bombs employ a process known as fusion, and heavy hydro- gen is the source material. H-bomb type explosions are clean- er, in that they have less radio- active fallout. A substantial part of their radioactivity comes from fission, type explosives used to trigger the fusion- process. The shot also was the first to be announced in advance since testing resumed here last Septem- ber, after a moratorium since 1958. There have been 41 an- nounced underground tests in Ne- jvada since the-resumption. Aerial testing is set to resume Saturday with the detonation of a low-power device just a few feet above ground. It will be the first above-ground test since Oct. 30, 1958. The new flurry of activity at this desert proving ground coin- cided with the recent resumption of testing in the Pacific and with announcement of plans to lob a dummy warhead miles into the Philippine "Sea from Vanden- (Continued on Pige Two) GOP Solon Offers Plan For Medicare WASHINGTON (AP) Thruston B. Morton, R-Ky., has offered a proposal as a substitute for the Kennedy administration's health care for the aged plan which includes Social Security tax financing. Under Morton's proposal, the program would be financed from general revenues of the Treasury and would provide federal pay- ments for private health insurance premiums for persons over 65. Morton said he expected his al- ternative to be disposed of without a record vote, a pretty clear indi- cation he did not hold high hopes for it. The. Senate actually got around Thursday to debating the admin- istration proposal for the first time. Sen. Clinton P. Anderson, D- N.M., put it before his colleagues as an amendment to a pending House-passed bill -revising the public welfare laws. Morton estimated the annual federal cost of his proposed pro- gram might be billion. The payments would be in annual premiums for those who owe no federal income tax in a year, a graduated scale from to for those with tax liability up to and for those owing or more in taxes. States desiring to participate (Continued on Pige Two) Governor Says Special Session Isn't Likely OKLAHOMA CITY J. Howard Edmondson indicated today he still sees little change of a speci.al legislative session for re- apportionment although'he declin- ed to rule out the possibility. Edmondson said he has received replies from 76 House members and 30 senators to his letter ask- ing their views on a special ses- sion. Most of them, he indicated, discouraged a special. session. .The governor reiterated that be- fore he decides to 'call a special session he must "see a firm com- mitment from the legislature" that it would, within a reasonable time pass reapportionment measures that would comply with the re- quirements of federal court, present apportionment laws are in. valid and said if the state did not take action to reapportion on a population basis the court would do so. When asked whether he could see indications of such a commit- ment from the replies he has're- ceived, Edmondson said: "I don't see it yet." governor said he may a special 3-judge The court ruled make a decision on whether to call a special session late today or Saturday. Meanwhile, an Oklahoma Coun- ty citizens' organization filed a brief with the federal court pro- posing a reapportionment plan based on population. The plan would divide the state into 44 legislative districts; de- clare all legislative offices vacant and order new primary elections (Continued on Two) High temperature in Ada Thursday was 98; low Thursday night, IS; reading at 7 a.m. Friday, 80. to partly cloudy, this afternoon through Saturday; widely scattered afternoon and night thundet- showers north a little warmer northwest this after- noon; low tonight 68-76; high Saturday 90-100.